Stacey Champion tried to mail a poodle to Georgia in an airless box

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(Not this poodle. You don't mess with this poodle.)
Stacey Champion showed up at the post office on 12th Street North in downtown Minneapolis last Tuesday and tried to send a poodle to Georgia in a Priority Mail box with no air or food.

Postal workers realized something was wrong when Champion paid for the shipping, left, and then the box fell to the floor of its own accord.

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This is a four-month-old poodle mix, to give you an idea of the size of the dog in the box.
Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer told us this morning he'd never heard of such a thing before, and neither, apparently had the postal inspector.

Champion told police she was sending the animal as a gift. But even by Priority Mail, the dog would likely have died before it ever saw the light of day again. Besides having no food or water, it would have traveled in the unheated, unpressurized belly of a jetliner. Some gift.

Postal workers rescued the four-month-old Schnauzer poodle mix before it was shipped out. The abandoned Schnoodle pup is now at a shelter and up for adoption.

Champion, 39, was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty, but she may potentially face more serious federal charges. We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

UPDATE: Photo of "Guess," the four-month-old Schnoodle in a box, released by Minneapolis Animal Control

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A Schnoodle like this was sealed up in a postal box with no food or water.
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35 comments
Jacks
Jacks

i ment to say sheshould be severly punished for what she did, that poor innocent little puppy could have died, your right i agree someone needs to do something like that to her she deserves it.

Jacks
Jacks

unbelievable...This lady should die

Nepalace
Nepalace

Fdhdfh: I am really impressed with your reading comprehension skills. More so than your profound and learned background in the airframe systems of modern aircraft. There are seldom skill sets more important than the ability to read through a wildly complex passage and understand the purpose, topic, or point the writer is trying to communicate. Good job champ: you nailed it and we are all the wiser for it.

Fdhdfh
Fdhdfh

Once again ignorance is shown by poorly researching writers. There is no such thing as an unheated , unpressurized belly of a jetliner. All modern aircrafts can transports animals safely in the cargo compartment. It is of course pressurized and lighted. Temperature might be A few degrees less but generally is the same. When you pressurize a cylinder as is the airplane frame, you don't pressurize just the top half, makes no sense

Hotspur
Hotspur

This ranks up there with the urban legend/story of the person who tried to dry her toy poodle in the microwave after giving it a bath.

Morons surround me. This is one more example.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Apparently there is one Stacey Champion on facebook which is registered as from Minneapolis...now would be a good time to change your privacy settings.

Agp1
Agp1

"it would have traveled in the unheated, unpressurized belly of a jetliner"

FYI they are pressurized and heated.

Nepalace
Nepalace

Qaiser. Waterboarding is a spa treatment in many circles. As for wasting energy contemplating the hardships of captured terrorists, your right: it was never, is not now, and will never be a concern of mine. Those jihadists would sever your shallow head from your neck with a dull knife and post a video of it on the internet without hesitation or compunction. They deserve no concern. But when a moronic state subsidized worthless welfare imported sheboon tries to air mail a puppy, unlike the rights of blood thristy terrorists hell bent on martyrdom through murder, I pause for concern. Not for the sheboon mind you, she could fall over and freeze to death in a snow bank for all I care, but for the puppy as it has a higher value to society than a resource draining sheboon.

Qaiser
Qaiser

Ah, the caring people...........you are concerned at the well being of a poodle but dont give a damn what would have it been like when an inmate at Gitmo was subjected to ' waterboarding' authorised by that dick (cheney) and dumb idiot bush

Aarooon16045
Aarooon16045

this has Schroedinger written all over it

Nepalace
Nepalace

Minneapolis blacks are some of the dumbest feral savages in the nation. So long as the naive descendants of the nordic settlers of Minnesota continue to subsidize useless sheboons like this woman with government support, they will continue to infest our cities and towns.

Olddogbreath
Olddogbreath

Not only does this person lack the common sense to know her idiotic act would have been a death sentence to the puppy, she went back to the Post Office and asked for her postage back...

Crystal
Crystal

This woman should be fined the MAXIMUM! Seriously... SHE should be placed in an airless box and sent to GA via FedEx in an unpressurized, unheated jetliner haul... and see how she feels!

Cheerymonkey
Cheerymonkey

Why is she only being charged with a misdemeanor when we have a felony animal cruelty statute here in MN? Why do we have such a law if we don't use it? THROW THE BOOK AT HER.

Liz
Liz

I'm speechless..

CK2
CK2

I would like to find this woman and put a plastic bag over her head and put her in a box to see how she likes it. I mean seriously? How could you even be stupid enough to do this? And she knew what she was doing was wrong because she lied to the Post Office about what was in the box which is probably why she may (and SHOULD) face federal charges. I hope for everyones sake that she doesn't have children but if she does, HELLO CPS...go make a visit and please remove all boxes and plastic bags while you are there.

JOHNNYLAW
JOHNNYLAW

They should stuff her ass in a box and mail her to Georgia! People are so stupid sometimes!

bronson
bronson

I'm just amazed that someone who is dumb enough to think that they can mail a dog across the country is somehow able to clothe herself and successfully travel to a post office. People shouldn't be upset with this woman as though she's actively cruel to animals. People should worry that someone with this level of mental deficiency doesn't have a caretaker to help prevent and correct this kind of behavior. I'm being serious. She's probably not a bad person--just really, really dumb.

mmlee
mmlee

CARGO jetliner, not PASSENGER jetliner. Very different.

Ternan
Ternan

Fdhdfn: Your partially correct - they are generally pressurized and heated but you do need to verify that information for your particular flight since most airliners are in the 15-25 year old range for most US carriers.Also animal mortality rates are extraordinarily high when using air travel, some airlines are better than others some airlines have mortality rates as high 22% and these are major carriers so take that in to cosideration. this information is available through any of the humane society webpages.

Exador3
Exador3

Wow. Read that Facebook wall. What a waste of humanity.

Anon
Anon

I remember hearing about that on NPR once re. pressurization, but I don't recall them being /heated/. If they aren't heated the puppy will assuredly die.

There would've been a few possible outcomes if the puppy had been shipped:-Puppy dies of thirst-Puppy scratches way out of box in flight or in the post office.-Puppy freezes if kept in unheated area.-Puppy suffocates.-Puppy survives, and when opened a scratched-to-bits box of urine and feces releases a wonderful smell. Dog smeared with urine and feces jumps out of box and runs off in terror. Dog probably ate the money in the box. Recipient is traumatized for life.

Adoption agencies usually background and interview before giving out dogs, so where did she get one? Craigslist?

guest
guest

i'm pretty sure that puppy wasn't plotting a terrorist attack

Ternan
Ternan

Qaiser: Yoiur absolutely correct - I could care less about any of those terrorists murderers at Gitzmo and do hope that they will experience much more pain than waterboarding before we execute them for their crimes. Does that answer your question adequately?????

Sgt. Carter
Sgt. Carter

Why care about terrorists and criminals? Animals suffer worse fates from the hands of uncaring and really stupid humans, as in the case of this really stupid bitch, who had the nerve to ask for her money back. They should have taped her mouth shut and kicked her in the ass, right out into the street.

StarterFluid
StarterFluid

People are/should be intelligent enough to know better. This was a conscious decision to take something that cannot resist you or doesn't understand, force it into a near airtight container and hope for the best.

There are too many idiot, lazy, corrupt people that are coddled in this world and I welcome any news where I hear of them taking themselves out through their own brilliant actions. It's time to start solving problems at the source: the population. Clean up the population and I bet you'll find fewer and fewer issues and examples of idiocy.

Nigel Parry
Nigel Parry

There are something like one quarter of a million euthanized animals in MN each year. Before you call for her public beheading for clearly being mentally deficient, there's a genocide going on that we are all part of.

Mreaco
Mreaco

lol sad but true....

mmlee
mmlee

Make sure you actually have the right Stacey Champion. Don't assume that the stupid one's the only Stacey Champion in the state.

Mreaco
Mreaco

you must do a lot of retarded things, if u consider this norm..

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